We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Updates to the National Report on Schooling data portal

20 December 2021

Today, ACARA has released new data on schools and schooling on the interactive National Report on Schooling data portal. The data shows that participation in education has recovered after the impact of the pandemic, with corresponding results in the rate of completion of Year 12 or VET qualifications. 

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NAPLAN 2021 National Report and Test Incidents Report released

15 December 2021

Today we have released the 2021 NAPLAN National Report, which confirms the initial findings of the preliminary summary information we published in August 2021. 

This report provides further information to the preliminary release: comparisons of performance by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English, parental occupation, parental education, and school location.

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ACARA welcomes new Chair

26 November 2021

ACARA welcomes Derek Scott as Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.   

"I congratulate Derek on his appointment as Chair. Derek has been a member of the ACARA Board since January 2021 and we look forward to continuing to work with him, particularly at such a key time in ACARA's work as we progress the full transition to NAPLAN Online and finalise the review of the Australian Curriculum," ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, said. 

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ACARA CEO addresses SMH School Summit

01 March 2021

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently took to the stage as part of the third annual Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit to discuss the upcoming Australian Curriculum Review.

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Redfern Speech anniversary

21 December 2020

In December we reflected on the landmark Redfern Speech made in 1992 by former Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating.

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ACARA CEO meets with teachers

21 December 2020

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently caught up with board members of the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) to give them an update on the progress of the review of the Australian Curriculum.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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